On Christmas Eve the kids got to open a present once Kev was home from work. Aspen received a cute tin tea set from Jeshua's family, and she promptly set up a party for some of the dolls she was given long ago by me (old-school Kirsten! Anne of Green Gables!) and Sophia. It was so cute!
ANYWAY. Their stockings were more full than usual because Kev said it was fine if I gave the kids their movies and some of the smaller toys/art supplies I'd picked out for them. I needed them to have some new things to play with to help us get through the day!
Uncle Seth also teaches Linc new ways to play with balls!
Seth gave Aspen her first Lego set and it's a cops and robbers scene. She pulled it out first-thing this morning and built the bad guy hideout almost entirely by herself. She really loves to engineer things. Her Grandpa Taylor gave her a fort building kid and Kev put together the rocket shape before he left for work. Then Aspen proceeded to draw and cut out space shapes (rockets, planets, aliens etc) for me to tape onto her ceiling so she can pretend to fly past them.
It was a great Christmas and I'm so glad the kids had so much fun. Today Sophia and Jose have the kids at a children's museum so I can enjoy the best gift of all- a chance to relax after a hectic couple of days. But really, I've already gotten some work done for OSSS, done some laundry and sorted through photos from the week. I suppose doing all that without Linc screaming at me to pick him up is sort of like relaxing :).
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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